RadioShack Now Taking iPad Pre-Orders For March 16th Launch

RadioShack Now Taking iPad Pre-Orders For March 16th Launch

You can now pre-order a new iPad from RadioShack with the purchase of a $50 gift card. Like Apple’s online store, pre-orders are guaranteed to deliver when the device goes on sale Friday, March 16th. As the first retailer besides Apple to offer the new iPad, RadioShack will also be offering AppleCare+ for iPad alongside Target, Apple, and carrier partners.

Starting today, the new iPad will also be available for pre-order by purchasing a $50 RadioShack gift card that can be used toward the final purchase.

To celebrate the launch, customers can use RadioShack’s Trade & Save program to receive up to $350 for an iPad 2 and up to $175 on an original iPad in working condition. Customers can also use their Shack Card on the purchase of a new iPad or iPad 2 to receive a $50 mail in rebate. This special promotion will end on Saturday, March 31.

Apple seems to have gotten its supply problems together this time around, as shipping estimates for the new iPad remain set for March 16th (for the most part). If you don’t pre-order, you can try to grab a new iPad at the Apple Store, Best Buy, or RadioShack next Friday.

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  • Greg

    Just went to two Radio Shacks here in Texas.  They ceased all preorders as of 5pm CST today because they had run through all of their preorder inventory.

  • 661Lawoffice

    Went to Radio Shack here in Lancaster, California.  Same deal.  They have reached their preorder limit.  

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